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Buenos Aires without Steaks

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An October 2008 trip to Buenos Aires by SeenThat

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Quote: Despite the stereotypes, visiting Buenos Aires without eating steaks, parrilladas or asado is possible.

Leyenda (La)

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Restaurant | "The Legend"

Leyenda (La)  Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Chinese RavioliLegend tells that Marco Polo himself designed the Italian ravioli after eating generous amounts of shuijiao in Kashgar while crossing the Silk Road to Xian. This may be truth, but dishes immigrating into Italian recipes’ books had been always submitted to revolutionary changes in their basic concepts, thus the shuijiao similitude to its European younger cousin is limited to the preparation method and filling. In its way to Argentina, ev...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on October 29, 2008

Leyenda (La)
Cordoba 901
Buenos Aires
+54 (11) 4322 5161

Blow (The)

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Restaurant | "The Blow"

Blow (The)  Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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The Blow is a stylish coffee shop located on Esmeralda Street, a road in downtown Buenos Aires that is close to all the main attractions in town. Occupying a large space, the establishment offers attractive surroundings and an ambience belonging a hundred years in the past: heavy wood furniture in dark colors, dim lights and over-dressed waitresses.I ordered a coffee that came in a small china cup and was accompanied by a small glass of soda water, as per the traditional Argentinean fashion. It was excellent, but that didn’t surprise me from such a place. I had entered due t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 28, 2008

Blow (The)
Esmeralda 428
Buenos Aires

Lo de Ale

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Lo de Ale Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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This, That and Those: A Bit of Everything"Lo De Ale" offers a winning formula for unstable markets; displaying a dual culinary identity, it offers a coffee shop and a steak house in the same location and at the same time. More than once I found myself sipping a coffee with croissants while watching and smelling big chunks of meat being barbequed.Obviously an unappealing combination – at least for those enjoying the pastries – it is a handy compromise while in downtown Buenos Aires. Moreover, the excellent quality of both menus creates a base for forgiveness. Besides, watching carnivores is always entertaining."Lo de Ale" ("Chez Ale" would be a proper renderin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 28, 2008

Lo de Ale
Viamonte 946

Morita – Empanadas Caseras

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Morita – Empanadas Caseras Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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101: A Short Introduction to Empanadas TheoryLiterally, "empanada" means "within bread" in Spanish and refers not to a sandwich, but to a turnover that is cooked in an oven or fried in oil. Very popular, it is consumed at all hours in most of South America.Despite the reluctance of Argentineans to use chili in food – fact that introduces an artificial barrier to the variety and richness of the dish – few cities in the continent offer the variety in taste and shape of the "empanada porteña," the empanada prepared in Buenos Aires. Moreover, the vast majority...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 28, 2008

Morita – Empanadas Caseras
Viamonte 977
Buenos Aires

Starbucks

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Restaurant | "Starbucks Buenos Aires"

Starbucks Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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The Taxi DriverThe taxi driver was drilling a hole in my head. I was in the way from the Ezeiza Airport to downtown Buenos Aires after having taken three flights in a row and having missed a night’s sleep. Yet, he went on and on explaining how the Argentinean Spanish was different from other dialects, completely obtuse to the fact that despite my heavy accent, I was using Argentinean consonants and phrasing. After finishing his monologue on higher linguistics, he began speaking about the fat and grease on the local meat. On and on he went. "I’m vegetarian!" I wanted to shout."What’s new in town?" I asked when he stopped to breath for the first time since I boarded ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 25, 2008

Starbucks
Shopping Alto Palermo